White House Commends Maliki for Stepping Aside

Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 07:13 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

The White House is commending Iraq's incumbent prime minister for stepping aside.

President Barack Obama's national security adviser is expressing hope that the power shift "can set Iraq on a new path and unite its people" against a security threat from Islamic State militants.

Susan Rice also says the United States remains committed to a strong partnership with Iraq and its people.

After initially struggling to stay in power, Nouri al-Maliki relinquished his post late Thursday to fellow Dawa Party member, Haider al-Abadi.

Rice's comments came in a statement issued while she was accompanying Obama on his Martha's Vineyard vacation.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Islamic State Group Calls for Attacking Civilians

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 11:05 AM

Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, th . . .

Alibaba Jumps More Than 40 Percent in Trading Debut

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 12:20 PM

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'sshares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors j . . .

Whisky Maker Joins Business Peers With Relief at No Vote

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 09:32 AM

Whisky Maker Joins Business Peers With Relief at No Vote . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved